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From the Dukes of Burgundy to Saturn V Rocket Fuel: So Many Connections

March 15, 2018 - At the Data + Creativity Meetup, a group of about 20 watched the episode “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” from the 1978 BBC documentary series Connections.

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Exaptation in Action: Understanding Disease from the Dark Side of the Moon

Dr. Sean Laverty spoke at the Data + Creativity Meetup, sharing how researchers have exapted an algorithm previously used to guide spacecraft in the Apollo moon missions to study the spread of deadly human pathogens. We broadcast the event on Facebook Live. Click here to watch.

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TedX: Using technology to facilitate 'Aha' moments

In evolutionary biology, an exaptation is a trait that is co-opted for a purpose other than that for which it had originally evolved. Dave King explains how technology and big data can mimic exaptation to create new, cross-discipline ideas.

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Making It Easier to Have ‘Aha’ Moments

Serendipity is becoming an endangered species in our tech-driven world. Uber realized it could use cellphones and GPS to create an app that takes the luck out of catching a cab. Tinder uses the same tools to drastically stack the deck in favor of hooking up. So many other platforms are overriding luck to bring us what we want and need.

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Studying Everything from the Earthquakes to the Quran

Dr. David Vishanoff, a religious studies professor at the University of Oklahoma, talks about how tools created by Exaptive are opening up possibilities.

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1 Million Cups Oklahoma City

Exaptive CEO Dave King was happy to be invited to speak at the 1 Million Cups OKC event in January 2016.

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TedX: How Data Science Can Solve Gerrymandering

Determining congressional districts is traditionally a behind-the-scenes process with a track record of interesting results, even though it is crucial to our democracy. The tools of data science can define open ways to cluster states into congressional districts in a fair way.

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